Academics

MISSION STATEMENT:

The Mission of Fairmont State University is to provide opportunities for individuals to achieve their professional and personal goals and discover roles for responsible citizenship that promote the common good.

VISION STATEMENT:

Fairmont State University aspires to be nationally recognized as a model for accessible learner-centered institutions that promote student success by providing comprehensive education and excellent teaching, flexible learning environments, and superior services. Graduates will have the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind necessary for intellectual growth, full and participatory citizenship, employability, and entrepreneurship in a changing environment.

Using the links below, we invite you to explore the schools and colleges of Fairmont State University.

 

College of Liberal Arts

By providing rigorous programs of study in the Behavioral Sciences, Language and Literature, and Social Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts fulfills its mission to engage students in pursuit of intellectual excellence and global awareness, bringing them to join with faculty mentors in the discoveries, both personal and professional, to be realized through Scholarship, Opportunity, Achievement, and Responsibility, Fairmont State’s core values.

College of Science and Technology

Our mission is to promote effective student learning in science, math and technology and to prepare top-quality graduates for their future endeavors, including graduate study, employment or other personal goals.

School of Business

The School of Business at Fairmont State University is committed to delivering a quality business education through effective teaching in a caring learning environment that is responsive to the shared needs of students, employers, and the community.

School of Education, Health & Human Performance

We embrace our responsibility to do what we can do to enhance the educational, civic and economic life of children, families and communities in West Virginia.  We equally embrace the possibilities we can help to create for our program candidates and graduates wherever they may go, and for all communities with whom we partner in an increasingly globalizing world.

School of Fine Arts

The School of Fine Arts enhances student learning and the quality of life in our community through creative processes which reflect the human experience.

School of Nursing

The mission of the Fairmont State University Associate Degree Nursing Program is to provide quality nursing education to people in north central West Virginia and beyond.

The mission of the Fairmont State Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing Program is to offer quality nursing education to nurses in north central West Virginia and beyond.

The mission of the Fairmont State University Bachelor of Science Degree in Allied Health Administration is to provide health professionals quality education to become administrators in health care agencies in north central West Virginia and beyond.

Regents Bachelor of Arts Program

We provide opportunities for you to achieve your professional and personal goals by offering one of the most individualized courses of instruction you can get on campus.  The flexible, nontraditional curriculum, can be tailored for your career advancement.

Graduate Studies

Choosing to pursue a Master's degree program at Fairmont State University represents a commitment to excellence, personal growth, and lifelong learning.  Our graduate programs are committed to a student-centered learning environment that emphasizes concrete experiences, intellectual discourse, and critical reflection.

Air Force ROTC

We provide opportunities for you to achieve your professional and personal goals by offering courses like Foundations of the United States Air Force, The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power, Air Force Leadership Studies. 

Army ROTC

We provide opportunities for you to achieve your professional and personal goals by emphasizing leadership and excellence.  Students will learn the basic fundamentals of the US Army.

Academic News Stories

Monday, October 09, 2017
 
For 51 years, Ione Quinby Griggs answered readers’ personal questions in her column in the Milwaukee Journal’s popular "Green Sheet." Readers sought her advice on everything from love and marriage to religion and youthful rebellion, enabling her to produce six columns a week until she was more than 90 years old.
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Monday, October 02, 2017

Faculty, students, and artists from across the region will convene on Fairmont State University campus to experience “Smeltdown II: the Smelting,” two days of collaborative cast iron art and technology.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

This year the College of Liberal Arts decided to host a panel discussion entitled: “With Liberty and Justice for All?: The Constitution and Civil Liberties.” With the goal of prompting civil discussion across campus, the panelists aimed to shed light on various historical and contemporary issues related how and why the Constitution — and, specifically, amendments to it — has aimed to define and protect the civil liberties of American citizens.

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